Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 17
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbek President Islam Karimov will visit China on May 20 - 21 to participate in the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), the Uzbek national news agency (UzA) reported on May 17.
The president of 40 world countries and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are expected to attend the summit.
As part of the summit, President Karimov will meet with Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.
Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. It is a forum based on the recognition that there is close link between peace, security and stability in Asia and in the rest of the world. The Member States, while affirming their commitment to the UN Charter, believe that peace and security in Asia can be achieved through dialogue and cooperation leading to a common indivisible area of security in Asia where all states co-exist peacefully and their peoples live in peace, freedom and prosperity.